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030: Winter 1990

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035: Summer 1992

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073: April 2005

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095: September 2012

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Pension Records

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As members of The Western Front Association will know, in 2012 the WFA stepped in to save from destruction over six million pension records of men who served in the Great War. These records - the WFA's 'Pension Record Cards and Ledgers' (PRCs) - are now available to view via our partners Ancestry.co.uk - the records being on their 'Fold 3' site. W…


2 April 1917 : Captain Robert Alister Field MC

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Parents Joseph (a hat manufacturer and employer) and Frances (née Ross)  Educated at Rokeby School, Wimbledon and Dulwich College which he attended 1909-1912.  In 1901, age 6, Robert was a home (91 Worples Road, Wimbledon) with this family (parents, two sisters and 11 month old brother).  In 1911, the 16 year old Robert was at home (19 Worple …


Robert ‘Bobbie’ Loraine M.C. : Actor-Airman

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The once-renowned Robert ‘Bobbie’ Lorraine is now an obscure figure. Born on 14 January 1876 in New Brighton, Merseyside, he was known in his heyday as the ‘Actor-Airman’. He became a matinee idol before gaining his Royal Aero Club pilot’s certification in 1910 at the age of thirty five. The first man to land an aircraft on the Isle of Wight in …


4 January 1917 : Captain Frederick Courtenay Selous

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He was the son of Frederick Lokes Selous and Ann Holgate Selous. Selous was a British explorer, officer, hunter, and conservationist. He was the inspiration Sir H. Rider Haggard who wrote books regarding the fictional Allan Quatermain character and was the subject of several movies.  Going out to Africa age 19 he spent twenty years shooting b…